WHS associated with a language isolate: a language isolate is a language who cannot be shown to belong to any language family. See glottolog.org for further reference.
Unattested languages such as Harappan are excluded, as well as Korean (due to the large number of related sites).
|Ahwar of Southern Iraq||Sumerian (Ur)|
|Biblical Tells||Sumerian dictionary has been uncovered in Tel Hazor and Sumerian is an isolate|
|Chan Chan||Mochica (sometimes connected to some poorly attested extinct languages to form Chimuan)|
|Cliff of Bandiagara||Bangime (formerly considered a Dogon language, now established as an isolate)|
|Gulf of California||Isla Tiburon (Shark Island) is a part of the nomination and is owned by the Seri. Seri is a part of the proposed Hokan language family.|
|Hattusha||While Hittite is an Indo-European language, Hattic of the Hatti people who first built Hattusa is an isolate (sometimes connected to Northwest Caucasian)|
|Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos||Chiquitano|
|Khinalig||"This small group of people speaks the Khinalug language, which is an isolate within the Northeast Caucasian language family" (wiki)|
|Kondoa||Sandawe (formerly considered a Khoisan language, now established as an isolate). The Sandawe are historically connected to the rock paintings and are mentioned in the description of the site.|
|Lorentz National Park||Damal (Amung/Uhunduni)- According to the nomination dossier, the Damal tribe inhabits the highlands of the park. Damal is proposed as a part of Trans-Papua, but this affiliation has been rejected by Glottolog due to lack of evidence.|
|Meroe||Meroitic (debated if it's isolate or not, sometimes connected to Afro-Asiatic)|
|Ngorongoro||Hadza (formerly considered a Khoisan language, now established as an isolate). Hadza graze within the park.|
|Ngorongoro||Hadza - The Hadza traditionally inhabited the Ngorongoro Crater. They now live in villages around it.|
|Red Bay Basque Whaling Station||Basque - A whaling station operated by Basque sailors. Basque was spoken in Newfoundland until the 18th century.|
|Redwood||Karuk (sometimes connected to many small language families of North and Mesoamerica to form the hypothetical Hokan family)|
|SGang Gwaay||Haida (isolate is controversial, sometimes connected to Na-Dene)|
|Shiretoko||Ainu - The Shiretoko peninsula, stretching out to the north-east of Hokkaido, the northernmost island in the Japanese archipelago, is the ancestral home of the Ainu people. Ainu has two dialects (Hokkaido and Sakhalin), which are sometimes considered separate languages.|
|Tchogha Zanbil||Elamite (sometimes connected to the Dravidian languages of south India)|
|Tiwanaku||It is assumed the language used by the Tiwanaku was Puquina, a language isolate that used to be spoken around Lake Titicaca.|
|Waterton Glacier International Peace Park||Kutenai (the park is still used by the Kutenai people).|
|Yuso and Suso Monasteries||Basque (Suso is the older of the two monasteries, and it is the site where phrases in the Spanish and Basque languages were written for the first time) (Basque is sometimes connected to Northeast Caucasian)|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Language isolate?
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